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MayBest time to beat the crowds with an average 27% drop in price.

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AugustMost popular time to fly with an average 45% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$891(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$648or less

Good deal one-way

$339or less

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Top 5 airlines serving from Shanghai to Washington

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,498 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "The flight was fantastic. It was a long flight but the flight attendants took excellent care to keep us comfortable."

Pros: "Punctual and direct flight NRT-BOS. Time-efficient."

Pros: "I think Japan Airlines is the best airline."

Pros: "Happy crew."
Cons: "more selection of hollywood movies"

Pros: "Overall is good :)"

Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "PA system was used excessively."

Pros: "Everything about this flight was awesome. The food, the people, the seats in economy felt like first class. VERY polite and happy attendants compared to American Airlines who seemed to be annoyed by those on the flight."

Pros: "everything. Flying on JAL was a fantastic experience. I'm not much for flying and was worried about the long flight, but I loved every minute of it. The flight attendance were so sweet and nice, the food was great. I would even go to Japan again just to fly with JAL!!!"
Cons: "nothing!"

Pros: "Staff and service good"
Cons: "777-300 plane business class very old and tired"

Pros: "This flight was part of a longer trip - I flew from Hartford, CT, USA on a different airline and connected to Japan Airlines in Chicago. I flew Chicago to Tokyo in JAL and then from Tokyo to Manila again on JAL. The service on first leg was very good and friendly of my JAL flights, food was good, seat was comfortable. Then on my second flight from Tokyo to Manila I was shocked but thrilled that I had been given an upgrade to first class. The whole experience was outstanding! The seat was incredibly comfortable and the food was phenomenal. The only problem, not that you could call it a problem, was that I was so comfortable with my fluffy pillow and fully reclining seat that I couldn’t stay awake to finish my movie! Thank you!"
Cons: "Not applicable"

Pros: "Lots of leg room in economy, flat screen, very friendly crew, and this was the cheapest direct flight to Japan I could find 2 weeks in advance!"

Pros: "This airline is efficient, polite, and has a great business class product. Seats are large and open. Easy to move into different positions. Tv is in readable large and clear with a mini screen in the remote. The food was outstanding. Waygu beef medium rare. Washrooms are the cleanest in the sky. Definite repeat!"

Pros: "Thier food tasted excellent!"
Cons: "Wish there was a vegetarian option too."

Pros: "Courteous cabin crews, must be from Japanese culture."
Cons: "On Feb.16, 2018 JL745 Narita to Mnl, flight was delayed, though it was constantly announced but not the reason why. Other than that, I will always fly JAL whenever possible."

Pros: "Food"

Pros: "Able to accommodate many dietary requirements and friendly crew"

Pros: "The meals. The attention to service details. The seats are better."
Cons: "Ticket reservation follow up."

Cons: "Flight was delayed by 3 hours!! No info was given why until we got on the plane. We did not know if the flight was going to get cancelled and if we need to make other arrangements."

Pros: "Beverage served immediately after flight take off. And to follow dinner was nice as well as breakfast in the morning. Coffee could be better but overall a pleasant flight."
Cons: "There was no vegetarian option for food."

Pros: "Incredibly nice staff made you forget about the older plane model you are in. Decent airplane meals and the nonstop from San Diego makes Japan now a frequent destination for us! I lucked out with 3 open adjacent seats roundtrip woo hoooo!"
Cons: "Movie selection was the same on return flight which was a bit of a bummer."

Pros: "Japan Airlines still provides all the services to make for a comfortable journey. The airline staff are excellent, the food is good and there are no bag fees."
Cons: "I did not like that we could not book our seats until 72h before departure."

Pros: "The small plane from Toronto to Chicago was operated by American Eagle. The airplane is a small. I do not have leg room, but overall it was a decent flight."
Cons: "Small airplane"

Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, food was terrible"

Pros: "The workers are always wonderful."
Cons: "Food was not as good as in the passed."

Pros: "That it was comfortable."

Pros: "Everything was good, solid across the board. Nothing to not like. I especially liked the legroom in economy. Probably the best legroom I"ve had in economy."

Cons: "None"

Cons: "Requested Vegetarian Meals. Didn't get them"

Pros: "Flight attendants and ticket agents were very nice and helpful."

Pros: "The small touches - the hot soup in the middle of the flight was nice and comforting, the crew were exemplary in their hospitality, the seat was easily the most comfortable Economy Class seat I've sat on."

Pros: "The flight staff on Japan airlines was great. The meals were excellent, and the flight itself was fairly comfortable."
Cons: "Our flight was rebooked without notification leaving us sitting apart for a 12 hour flight to Japan. This left us with one option of an unexpectedly upgrade in order to sit next to each other"

Pros: "Once I made it through the long line at check in everything went very well. Check in was a bit of a nightmare since Air Busan is shared with Asiana Airlines."
Cons: "I had to stand in line at both Asiana and Air Busan to check in. Made checking in a lot longer than normal."

Pros: "The crew was excellent, constantly checking in with us to make sure we were okay since we don't eat the airline food."
Cons: "While there was more leg room than on most flights, the actual seats were not comfortable enough for a twelve hour flight. This was our ninth trip to Japan, and these were the most uncomfortable seats we've ever had."

Pros: "Everything from start to finish was awesome. The "poor" review by someone complaining about a gluten-free meal is typical of Americans that feel entitled. You are on JAPAN airlines... you do realize the non-gluten-free rice is a staple of the country. It's akin to a Japanese person complaining that there aren't chopsticks provided with the meals on an American Airlines flight. How were the staff supposed to help you mid-air? Mid-flight dock so one special meal can be provided for you? How about this: take some personal responsibility and purchase your own gluten free food for the flight and carry it on. Really... how can one compare the 787 with individual on demand entertainment, roomy seats, full meal service (they'll even bring a meal to you if you were asleep during the normal service), etc... all for no extra charge?!?!? It is simply amazing what JAL (and every Japanese company) sets as a standard for customer service."

Pros: "I loved the crew, for the most part the food, and the large screen to."
Cons: "The bed was uncomfortable, in that the arm rests disappear when you lay flat the bed. A petty thing since at least it was business class, but without taking pillows from empty seats it was uncomfortable when lying on one's side and nowhere to put arms."

Pros: "Apex suite offers plenty of privacy in business class though fewer stowage areas and generally less room to move about than reverse herringbone seats."
Cons: "JAL entertainment system had comparably fewer movie choices vs. many other airlines including American, United, and Delta. Surprising that Studio Cathay actually featured more Japanese films than the JAL Magic V system."

Pros: "The upgraded seating."

Pros: "I like the food they served during the flight. It very well-thought meal and delicious at the same time. I also like the latest movies on board. We also arrived 20 minutes early! It was absolutely smooth and relaxing flight."

Pros: "The crew's attention to detail, service."
Cons: "Sort of bumpy flight."

Pros: "I loved flying JAL! I've flown several times between the US and Korea, and this was the best trip I've taken thus far! It was comfortable, the plane was awesome with high ceilings and it actually felt quite spacious. The entertainment was also perfect with tons of stuff to choose from. The best part, though, was their exemplary customer service! I needed to transport cold insulin, so at the gate counter I checked with the gate agent to see if they could refrigerate my insulin since I had a long travel time to my home destination. She promptly found out for me and talked to the flight attendants and told me they would take care of it when I got to my seat. She even checked to see if I needed a special meal or not after I finding out I was diabetic. They were so kind! They even let me refreeze my cold packs in their freezer before landing so I could keep my insulin cold after we landed. It was a huge help and they seemed genuinely concerned for my well being and what I needed. I will now fly JAL whenever I can!"

Pros: "Great 12hr flight"
Cons: "Loved everything!!"

Cons: "Late boarding"

Pros: "Wonderful crew..nice plane and comfortable seats!"
Cons: "No inseat power or usb on the monitor"

Pros: "A quiet, quick and on time flight in a small plane with a competent crew - just as expected!"

Pros: "This complaint is more targeted at American Airlines, which handled the New York Washington leg of the trip. They provided free food such as sandwiches and drinks at the gate due to the 2 hour delay."
Cons: "Red eye flight delayed for 2 hours. Then delayed another hour on the runway. No in-flight enternmaint, which would have made it bearable. Descent into Washington Reagan National freaked me out because the plane was flying eratically while being so close to the ground and recognizable landmarks."

Pros: "Food was good, entertainment was plentiful. One of the best flights I've ever been on."
Cons: "Not a big deal, but I needed to borrow a pen and the flight staff hardly had any."

Pros: "Flight attendants are really kind and patient."

Pros: "Was blown away by the food on my flight to Osaka. Can't imagine better. Would definitely recommend and fly JAL again."

Pros: "The crews are very understandable."
Cons: "Kayak dont consider about how much time it took to get to another connecting flight when the passenger need to recheck the bag and change terminal. 2 hrs gap is barely enough. If i have to repeat the same thing again, i may not beable to get to board."

Pros: "Apart from the delay everything was quite good."
Cons: "The delay of over 1 hour was a bit nerve-racking as we were close to missing our connecting flight."

Pros: "Liked the plug/outlet availablity and the movies."
Cons: "Did not get up to date info on the final destination of bags. Food inedible, climbed from tarmac up the stairs into the plane, seats super uncomfortable, not enough customer service from flight attendants"

Pros: "Everything was on time and the food and service was good."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "All services throughout the process need to be improved from the ground to on board"

Pros: "The plane was new and had a great feel. Pilots and crew very professional."

Pros: "The crew were very attentive and the pods are comfortable."
Cons: "Why would I have an access to the Cathay Pacific VIP lounge at Gate 65 when my boarding is more than a mile away at Gate 3. There was a VIP lounge at around Gate 4, why was I not given access to that one? As it was I almost missed my flight because of the one mile scramble from the VIP lounge."

Pros: "Easy and quick boarding"
Cons: "We sat in the bulk head economy seats for the extra leg room, but instead it was used as a pass through for the flight attendants and for other passengers. This was an older plane and there wasn’t an aisle cross over, very annoying! The chicken pie was scorching hot and no serving utensils."

Pros: "The crew had their hands full. Very friendly throughout the flight"
Cons: "Comfortable legroom and newer movies"

Pros: "The staff at Cathay Pacific were awesome."

Pros: "Friendly staff and very accomodating"
Cons: "Did not enjoy the food choice, tv needed repairs"

Pros: "Air hostesses service"
Cons: "Food quality"

Pros: "Quick check in. Courteous."

Pros: "Except for one time service everything else is good"

Pros: "On time. Got an isle seat."

Pros: "Can't say anything was better or outstanding."
Cons: "Attitude of Crew Manager - Ms Jacky. She thought of me STUPID who did not know how to use touch screen of personal TV. My personal TV's touch screen wasn't working so I complaint to stewardess, who asked her manager, Ms Jacky to come, she resent the system which worked and then stopped again. I again complaint but by the time Ms Jacky came the system started working again so she said "I did not know how to use touch feature. I was touching it too hard."

Cons: "There was no toiletries and slippers. Snacks should be given timely. It should not ask for it."

Cons: "I didn't like their foods specially fish & chicken made me nausea"

Pros: "Up and down at the right time and place. Great experience."

Pros: "Smooth flight on Cathay Pacific, as usual. Great service from the crew, even in economy class. Best airline across the Pacific."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great."

Pros: "service and comfort"

Pros: "Got me from point A to point B"
Cons: "No leg room for such a long flight. My knees were touching seat back of passenger in front of me without the seat leaning back. Attendants not readily available"

Pros: "Food was better than other airlines for economy price. Movie selection quite good as well as other options. Audio was good quality. Liked the maps."
Cons: "Limited leg room."

Pros: "Crew behaviour"
Cons: "Food was bad..more snacks needed...movie list was not updated ...should be more Bollywood movie"

Pros: "The service, the plane, friendly staff all throughout"
Cons: "The particular flight we took lands in LAX at 1420 hrs,, height of arrivals. Immigration took us an 2 hours to clear. Perhaps CX can adjust their arrival time by an hour or so to avoid the peak arrival time of many flights."

Pros: "Entertainment is always highlight"
Cons: "Crew services- trying to put my backpack up the space on the rack. But the crew says it is better to put my backpack under the chair. He explain it is more convenient to me. What's the reason he think it is more concienent to me. I dont understand his thought. I feel disappointed with the services. The crew are no professional. Please provide more training to these people"

Pros: "Hospitality was good. PRO was excellent."
Cons: "Jain Vegetarian Food was not satisfactory. It requires improvement."

Cons: "I did not like paying more than the advertised price for my airline ticket... Straight after clicking the confirmation button , I received a call and was informed that the advertised price had increased by $50. It was still affordable so I agreed to this extra charge. Even after 24hours had past, the flight price had not changed online. I was lied to!"

Pros: "Overall is good."

Pros: "I will give 10 out of 10 to Cathay for their excellent service, fast air time, humble crew service and a bonus point for their quality of meals/ food. I am a pure vegetarian & in all my flight the crew made sure that I got the correct food tray & it was not mixed with wrong mean (non veg.) by mistake. Unlike other flight where meal is just an obligation, Cathay made sure that the taste was very nice too. Full points to them. The quality of seats was good & nice leg space as well. The layover was way shortest as compared to other competitor flights. Overall the experiance was very pleasant & I highly recommend Cathay Pacific."

Pros: "Great seat size loads of leg space and lovely flight attendants"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Liked the food and everything else"
Cons: "Total flight time was more . It was extra to go to Hing Kong from India . Normal flight time to Toronto from India is 16 hours in other flights . Does not seem like a good idea to waste 4 hours more when you come to Toronto from India by Cathay Pacific . I wish I was in some other flight to save time . Overall route of the flight was wrong"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "We enjoyed the flight, the food, the entertainment system. Everything was good including the cleanliness of toilet facilities on this 16 hour flight. Very happy with Cathay Pacific."

Pros: "DIrect flight to HK"
Cons: "The flight was freezing, blankets were worn and dirty, floor was dirty, seats were dirty, food was extremely basic."

Pros: "The flights overall were great. The crew were very professional and personable from when I checked in to when the plane landed. Definitely will be using Cathay Pacific again"
Cons: "The food was not very good, whatever bit I ate caused me a bit of a stomach ache. I was able to munch on some snacks. Please have some more fruit options available."

Pros: "GOOD !!!"

Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Crew did not offer beverages or bottled water for coach passengers. The lights were left on for most of the redeye despite it being a 5 hour flight. The plane was old - there was food from the previous flight in my seat when I arrived. The blanks and pillows looked used and worn. Our flight arrived 45 minutes late with no explanation - it seemed to be a result of the slow/delayed boarding process. I will avoid Cathay Pacific going forward."

Pros: "The lounge was incredible as advertised! Relaxing, champagne, noodle bar, comfortable seating, great lounge chairs and internet. Fully reclined sleeper pods and good food and wine and service."

Pros: "Crew was genuine and proactive in helping passengers"
Cons: "Food portion too little"

Pros: "I liked the fact that the plane was not delayed...pretty impressed by that because I fly a lot and some of the worst offenders in flight delays have to be ones that fly within the USA. Boarding the plane was very organized."
Cons: "Food...it could have been better....but you do get feed often."

Pros: "That I slept for most of the flight Advil pm is awesome"
Cons: "If you are a smoker find some way to keep your lighters for there are smoking areas. Had no fluid or flints in the knock off zippos I bought in the Philippines they still made me check my book bag which held everything of mine including my coat not cool"

Pros: "The stewards worked very hard, the pilots did a good job. The food was good too."
Cons: "I think it's cruel that this company (Cathay Pacific) has bragged about these economy seats being comfortable. They are not !!! My back hurt and my knees were killing me because they have you crammed right up to the seats in front you so you feel like you are packed in a sardine can! And you will be in big trouble if you take a window seat and you need to go to the bathroom because then you must be a contortionist to get out of that seat when in flight and everyone has their seat reclined, just horrible!!!"

Pros: "crew members are friendly"

Pros: "many choices of movies, tv and music program. great service on board"
Cons: "delay for one and a half hours"

Pros: "Belle and Rainbow were great hostesses"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Overall, excellent service for its Marco Polo club member! I paid USD $100 to join the club. And it is much better than my experience with EVA (diamond member, 4 yrs) and United (gold member)."
Cons: "Just join its Marco Polo club and see for yourself."

Pros: "Everything the movies the airline staff and having the electric plugs to charge ur phone"

Pros: "The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The meals were delcious and timely. The flight was comfortable and movies were available 24/7."

Cons: "My original flight was canceled and switched to an earlier flight that I was not prepared to arrive on time for. After I paid the driver extra money to make the time the flight was delayed almost 3 hours and made me miss my connection from Hong Kong to Newark. I had to the spend the night in Hong Kong which was extremely expensive for both transportation and food and received no compensation for it. I also missed my train that I had booked and had to pay a price difference of 90 dollars for the change. This was one of the worst flights I've ever been on."

Pros: "The crew was attentive and helpful. They appeared interested in their work. The entertainment and comfort cannot be better for this short haul flight."
Cons: "Catering needs improvement. The fried udon I had was bland and flavourless. Ice cream was provided as desert but I'd much prefer a cake or some kind of sweet pastry."

Cons: "Very poor job . I had bad experiences."

Pros: "Excellent service . Good customer service"

Cons: "Squawking brats the whole 10.5 hours of the trip to IAD."

Pros: "Food and plane"
Cons: "IST transit"

Cons: "Every thing was good"

Pros: "My seat didnt recline so i wasnt feeling comfortable"

Pros: "Didn't need blankets in plane, warm temperatures all the time. On time landing"
Cons: "little delay in departure"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "It was warm on plane"

Pros: "Good Timing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Attentiveness"

Pros: "crew and service are great."
Cons: "the last leg, Istanbul to DC was completely full. i was seating at the back (33K). after the meal, i wanted to recline and the man behind me started yelling as he has water on his table. i apologized and asked if i can recline the seat and he yelled again and said i cannot recline my seat. i talked to the flight attendant and she wanted to move me to a middle seat. i declined and eventually the man said i can recline my seat. but i mean, seriously, i got yelled at for trying to recline my seat and got no apologies from anyone."

Pros: "Food and crew amazing..I guess Turkish airline going to be best"

Pros: "Crew was fantastic and service was awesome"
Cons: "Business class seats are not very comfortable like Qatar or Emirates."

Cons: "Late arrival from Cairo & last minute gate change added to confusion of time zone changes - was supposed to be 2&1/4 hour layover but I just made last call for DC departure."

Pros: "Food and service were great."
Cons: "The usb charger was broken"

Pros: "I was seated next to Hans (or maybe it was Franz, never did find out his name) the Bulgarian weightlifter. He was charming and funny and lovely to look at. You know, when I could out of the side of my eye without being TOO obvious... : )"
Cons: "That I never found out Hans' name."

Cons: "See volume issue from earlier."

Pros: "The crew were accommodating and pleasant."
Cons: "the seats were uncomfortable could use more leg room"

Pros: "The team"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "In Istanbul, wheel chair facility was not provided. Wheel chair facility was there with itinerary."

Cons: "The transfer at Istanbul airport was somewhat chaotic and disorganized."

Pros: "I thought the flight attendants were excellent!! They were the best crews since the beginning of our journey. I wish I had their names. They were one young lady and a tall man. Thank you very very much!!"
Cons: "I feel the seats are too narrow and space too tight. Other than that, all good!"

Pros: "The staff were very friendly and welcoming"

Pros: "Very friendly airline, on time always, good in-flight entertainment¿"

Cons: "I was disappointed that the airline proactively cancelled the flight I booked and then refused to rebook me onto another airline and failed to offer me a return home within 24 hours of the flight I'd originally booked. Then, when trying to resolve the situation, the airline repeatedly gave me the runaround, directing me to talk to various people in person, and on the phone, before finally making clear that they wouldn't rebook me. Why waste my time and give me false hope if they weren't going to do it?"

Cons: "The food wasnt good"

Pros: "Turkish air cabin crew did a great job; movie selection was excellent. I would choose Turkish over other airlines."

Pros: "Everything except the chair was uncomfortable"

Pros: "They were out of the chicken in meal even before they got to a quarter of people. They did neither had an option of vegetarian diet. So basically you cannot eat anything but the sandwiches if you don't eat beef."

Pros: "The Knowledge that I would never fly Turkish airline again"
Cons: "Cancelled flights without contacting me Delayed takeoff for 9 hours. Took off knowing they would not be able to land in Istanbul and dropped us off in Izmir Did not cover the cost of food at the hotel in Izmir. Took us to a hotel over an hour away from the airport"

Cons: "Turkish airlines do not care at all about passengers from other countries (other that western Europe and USA) - my flight was cancelled but the airline reps did not bother to tell 150 plus passengers until the end... passengers got angry and one rep took us to the hotel desk, confusing with boarding passes and passport control on the way - forcing us to waster 3-4 hours; we were provided hotel accomodation at midnight (flight was supposed to take off at 9 pm - maybe they were avoiding to spend on out meals???"

Pros: "Even in economy, TK serves two full meals, with beer/wine as beverage options. They also give an overnight bag with slippers and other helpful goodies"
Cons: "The level of service by the cabin crew was really disappointing. One of the flight attendants asked me to switch seats with the woman seated next to me (although I had pre-selected my seat). I obliged, although I think that the cabin crew and/or gate agents should have given more thought to giving her a better seat assignment, like a bulkhead seat. This woman was uncommonly large with mobility problems, so it was difficult for me to get up when I wanted to. The entertainment system malfunctioned about an hour into the flight, and I had to flag down a cabin crew member on 3 separate occasions to ask them to look into it. No one ever bothered to follow up or attempt to resolve the problem. To make matters worse, the entertainment system is connected to the entire electrical system, so I couldn't use the "call cabin crew" button, or the overhead light - meaning I was stuck in the dark for HOURS. Only after I demanded to be given another seat did anyone do anything, and with zero apologies."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The food was no good. The airplane was so hot sometimes I couldn't breathe"

Pros: "Everything was great. Would never fly another airline if Turkish was available."
Cons: "You must hear this all the time. An eleven hour flight is torture. Maybe a little more padding in the seat cushions. Still, You Are GREAT"

Pros: "ALL"

Pros: "Crew were very curteous"
Cons: "Food was not great. I expect, and have previously experienced much better food quality and taste from Turkish Airline"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Worst boarding as flight was late and who ever was boarding us was rude, I get in my seat was taken, flight attendants were the rudest Iv ever dealt with, anything I asked for was not available, air conditioning was not working in the middle part of the plane. I could not stand sitting so I stood in the back the WHOLE 10 hour flight from the heat. I was so uncomfortable I will definitely take action on this one. I will demand a full refund the whole way I was extremely upset."

Pros: "outstanding flight assistances, excellent food."

Pros: "Adjustable headrests, excellent crew service, good food, good price."
Cons: "Confusing security gate access at Ataturk airport, tight seat space for a long flight (not enough legroom)."

Cons: "Na"

Pros: "From the first person I met (the man who printed my boarding pass at the counter) to the crew on board each flight, I was very impressed with the people at Turkish Airlines :) Everyone was very pleasant and helpful, and made my trip enjoyable."

Pros: "Loved all around."
Cons: "I loved it."

Pros: "It was an excellent trip with THY. The crew was very attentive for the requests and the needs of the passengers at all time (regardless of inconsiderate traveler). Since it is usually too expensive for me to travel with THY, one still can get a great deal if looked for deals in advance. Some of the best things about traveling with THY are being able to check 2 bags, unlimited drinks and food at all times and more leg room. Max"

Pros: "No problems"

Cons: "Waiting time was too long between 2 flights"

Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Not comfortable"

Cons: "food and entertainment package was not at all good. co-passenger drinks heavily and makes me uncomfortable as she was totally unbalance"

Pros: "When they did speak clear English they shouted at passengers to 'Shut Up and you'll wait'."
Cons: "Counter people at Turkish airlines in Istanbul told us to 'Shut Up and you'll wait'."

Pros: "I didn't like there service b/c they weren't helpful at all. Also I had my baby with me and they didn't give her anything to play with as usually airlines do."

Cons: "This plane was too full for social distancing. I was really skeptical about this flight as it relates to the COVID pandemic."

Pros: "I would like to have ore of a grace period to check baggage."

Pros: "Great crew."

Pros: "The plane was very new everything was good"
Cons: "Nothing considering the situation"

Pros: "The crew was good, and the airline tried to make our wait in the airport as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "The four-hour delay was really hard. Since it was in DC, I don't know why it took so long to get another plane."

Pros: "Food was decent. Entertainment was decent."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "Smooth, efficient and timely."
Cons: "Seats weren’t assigned until at the gate even though checked in 18 hours before. Bag drop was horrible. No self service. Was inline for about 45 minutes."

Cons: "The flight was delayed over two hours"

Pros: "The flight crew was great"
Cons: "I was left at a gate and wasn’t informed of the gate change. I was in a wheelchair and needed assistance. I was left and almost missed my flight. I arrived at the gate with 15 minutes before takeoff. The agent was very rude...she said my seat had been given away. After checking she was wrong."

Pros: "Information communicated about delays."
Cons: "- more communication (any!) about bag status when landed - flight delay due to too many/too heavy baggage. Long delay was said to be due to making sure our baggage would accompany destination. Upon arrival, bag was left in NYC but this wasn't communicated. No info on bag status at airport or via ema"

Cons: "First class seats were too close together. It was very difficult to get out of you seat into the aisle. Food was not what it should have been for 1st class There was no wall between 1st class and coach giving little privacy when I worked my laptop. it was in direct view of the middle seat in coach"

Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "Seat assignments should have be provided at check in."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful seats and movie were awesome!!!"

Pros: "The crew was dealing with NOVA/DC residents"

Pros: "Coming from Europe Alitalia and Delta did an EXCELLENT job at assisting the passengers get rid of their luggage just as soon as we were done going through customs... I don't usually fly on this route, but I thought it was perfect. Transfer between Delta terminal was a breeze too..."
Cons: "I usually don't fly from JFK. The food court was expensive (18 dollars base price from a burger seems a high even for an airport. I don't fly from NY normally - so maybe I need to tune my expectation for the locale, and it may have NOTHING to do with the airline company."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing, keep at it"

Cons: "Overall: pretty good."

Pros: "Food were bad. Out of air condition"

Pros: "We eventually arrived"
Cons: "Then, in Atlanta, the flight was delayed 3-4 times, and our departure was more than an hour late. Overall, not one to be proud of, Delta"

Pros: "The service is very good from the beginning. The flight attendant is very caring thanks so much."

Cons: "Old plane"

Cons: "The aircraft is too old, MD-88. I don't know how Delta is flying that type of aircraft. Is very risky"

Pros: "Another safe flight. Crew was very attentive."

Cons: "Flight cancelled due to weather that was never bad but on the potential of bad weather. Had to scramble so my 18 year old son was not stranded overnight in a strange place and Delta does not help. Only rebooked a flight itinerary for the next day for a 4 hour flight with connections on a 1 hour direct flight. Spent an hour on line to figure out what to do. #neverdelta"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Plane delayed 4 times for a total of 4 hours"

Pros: "The flight for getting us therw"
Cons: "No food and no entertainment"

Cons: "You messed up my life with your poor service."

Pros: "We boarded quickly, in zones. Staff were professional and courteous."
Cons: "Perhaps more than just 2 episodes of some TV programs eg Goldrush. Also more current shows."

Pros: "The Captain greeted each guest both on and off the plane !!"

Pros: "Good service. Friendly staff. Jet bridge in NRT."
Cons: "Never got a boarding drink; No jet bridge in Shanghai."

Pros: "1000s of movies and shows to watch. Plenty of overhead bin storage. Alcohol beverage service included. Crew was great."
Cons: "Baked chicken dinner was gross."

Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Seat comfort. Interior is a little dated now."

Pros: "The crew was friendly, relaxed, made everything seem like a breeze"

Pros: "Food was actually ok and the crew tried to remain upbeat despite all the challenges we encountered."
Cons: "where do I start....seats are incredibly close together and once the passenger reclines their seat, it is actually painful. I don't consider myself overly tall or large at 5'10" and 190 pounds, yet I did not have circulation in my legs for nearly the entire flight. The pilot indicated that flight would be only 9 1/2 hours and ended up being 14.5 hours due to a maintenance issue that required us to make a stop in Anchorage. Pilot said it would only take 30-40 minutes to repair (supplemental oxygen bottle was apparently empty) and after 3 1/2hrs I think we were finally airborne, only to be delayed an additional 45 minutes or so upon landing because our gate was occupied by another plane. So what, they can't find another gate to use? The whole flight there was also delayed for an unexpected stop in Anchorage to get more fuel for the flight. Did they not complete proper flight planning? I'm a pilot and I know you can check winds aloft and plan your route with ample fuel for emergencies. So did this pilot not properly plan for the flight? I can go on and on about why I won't be flying with Delta for a long long time....so the 5,000 air miles they gave me as a courtesy for putting me through so much pain...well those extra miles are useless to me. How about refunding me the cost of my horrible flight?"

Pros: "I could be wrong, but the seats were very comfortable (for a plane) and I felt my knees weren't as close to the seat in front of me than other airlines. So that's a plus."

Pros: "Comfortable flight, ample leg room, and the chairs were pretty plush. Comfort+ is pretty nice"
Cons: "On my first flight they forgot to turn the wifi on. I have unlim data but obviously can't use while in air; no big though."

Pros: "flight attendants were great."
Cons: "not enough leg room and space. The business class should be at the minimum for economy."

Pros: "The crew was polite and friendly"
Cons: "My second plane had sooo much moisture coming from the cooling system it looked like the passengers were getting gased and I kept getting wet from water condensation falling on me in a window seat as I tried to sleep from having such an early flight to begin with only to be told it's delayed 3 hrs without explanation."

Pros: "Good seats."

Pros: "Free drinks in Comfort+"

Pros: "I love the crew! They are so kind and helpful. Feel like been friends forever. And they have the hardest jobs in the world! Seats are comfortable love the Westin bedding and drink selection"
Cons: "They ran out of Port wine :("

Cons: "See above description"

Pros: "Arriving"
Cons: "Cramped seats, poor food, inattentive flight attendants"

Pros: "Free rebooking"

Pros: "Flight attendants were great."
Cons: "Movie and TV selection is not great for an international flight."

Pros: "Comfort with entertainment."
Cons: "No food options at all."

Pros: "We were delayed a bit out of Shanghai but still arrived in Los Angeles on-time (very slightly early) which was nice. well done."
Cons: "The boarding process was confusing, with staff members holding signs creating arbitrary waiting areas for each of the boarding zones. If this is the boarding process, maybe something more structured can be implemented, otherwise people just end up everywhere. The seat back entertainment on this 777-200 suffered from the most capricious touch-screens ever. I would frequently tap a control on the screen only to have a control at the far corner of the screen be "pressed" instead. Annoying."

Pros: "I liked that from China to Seattle on the flight itself they took very good care of us making sure we were all comfortable, hydrated and well fed."
Cons: "The Shanghai airport did not open luggage drop off until 3hours before my flight when I was told it would open 5 hours prior, as well as tried to get me to leave to rent a hotel for the night as my layover was a few hours, then delayed Seattle boarding for over 45 minutes, once we were on the plane we were then told we were number 25 to leave therefore leaving us another hour and a half of a delay."

Pros: "Great service, a lot of food, good entertainment"
Cons: "I don't understand why people take babies on red eyes. It makes the flight so unpleasant. I wish airlines would discourage this."

Cons: "Leg room was terrible in economy and food was poor from the USA"

Pros: "Food was good and crew were helpful."
Cons: "Seat could have been comfier!"

Pros: "See my earlier remarks"

Pros: "One of the crews interrupted me in the bathroom while I was using the bathroom by banging on the bathroom door saying I had stayed more than 20mins in there and that you guys have time limits to be in the bathroom even when I tried to explain to her from the bathroom that I had constipation, she"
Cons: "She would not listen to me. I had to come out, unfinished, embarrassed and couldn't even wash my hands before going back to my seat. Other than that, every other experience was excellent. Please lecture your crews about constipation and to listen. Thanks."

Cons: "They ran out of vegetarian options so I only could have salad, bread and butter"

Cons: "Delayed boarding for no apparent reason. The plane was sitting on the tarmac for at least 2 hours before scheduled boarding."

Pros: "the fact that the departure was delayed due to a late connection flight from Pisa."
Cons: "the extra fees for the tickets of our pets because the reservation was not made on line when that was impossible for us to do when we purchased our tickets, nor when we received the notice on the 31st of August because our computer was already packed in the suit case and didn't see it until September 2nd."

Cons: "Quite satisfiedoverall"

Cons: "Too few water servings. Made me sick."

Cons: "we didn't make it. None existent communication."

Pros: "The Staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Requested vegetarian and was served vegan"

Pros: "Regardless the delay, the company feed us with sandwich and snacks to pass the time"
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was that I wanted to watch the The Boss baby movie and it was unavailable. All other movies were ok"

Pros: "Great food! Attentive staff, comfy seats."

Cons: "My bag is missing am so worry about that To IAD LH 0418/25 VIA FRA LH 0693/25 VIA 0220 216418 LH 216418"

Cons: "For a transatlantic flight, boarding was one mass stampede, seats were hard as a rock, tight, media "touch" screen had to be punched to work, worst selection of entertainment film & TV show options I can remember for an overseas flight"

Cons: "great and easy"

Pros: "I love the comfort and the space in the airplane"

Pros: "Attendants were pleasant"
Cons: "We were delayed on the tarmac for an hour and a half"

Cons: "Woman across the isle from me fell asleep and let her two toddlers run wild."

Cons: "No major issue."

Pros: "The overall experience was great."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Lufthansa kept to the time schedule"
Cons: "At Frankfurt, the boarding gate was changed two times."

Pros: "staff at airport were friendly, helpful"
Cons: "telephone reps NOT helpful and do not know the airplane seat maps"

Pros: "The people, the service, the seats, the timeliness... (I did not fly from Washington to Munich on Lufthansa; I flew back on Lufthansa.)"
Cons: "Nothing. They were great."

Cons: "Delays in Nice led to a narrow window for connection. More than ten people were left behind - doors practically closed in our faces - and Lufthansa was wholly unhelpful in rescheduling flights. Lines to speak with agents were absurd and then attendants had to take breaks instead of resolve issues. There were no solutions offered, only poor communication and an unwillingness to accommodate a significant number of customers who were inconvenienced. Finally, a "random inspection" led to a handful of passengers being surveyed by the German local police. Interestingly, a number of us were Hispanic Americans. The whole experience was extremely negative."

Pros: "Excellent connection arrangements in Munich. Departing gate just steps away from the arriving one!!! German punctuality as well."
Cons: "Too little space between consecutive rows on the plane."

Cons: "It was my bad luck to be near two children whose parents would not keep them quiet and who played games on their screen for nine hours straight, shrieking the entire time. Nor did any of the stewards help or say boo to the parents."

Pros: "Cabin is not very private feeling, plus you have to climb over people. Maybe slightly better than Air France's offering on the A380. Service and food was good."

Pros: "Lunch was good."

Pros: "Clean, new aircraft with comfortable seats, excellent in flight service by the cabin crew, great selection of in-flight entertainment. Punctual departure and arrival (very smooth landing of the B747-800!!)"
Cons: "I asked at the gate in Frankfurt if I would need to show all our passports again before boarding. The Lufthansa gate agent said she didn't think they would be checked again and to just have boarding passes ready. So I packed the passports on my carryon backpack and just had our 7 boarding passes for our family. Then at the end of the jet bridge right before getting on the aircraft, two people were checking passports again. I had to unpack them from the folder in my backpack. Not a big issue, but the gate agent gave me bad information and should have known we needed boarding passes and passports for boarding."

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Terrible film choice"

Pros: "Lufthan changed aircraft and totally screwed by seat assignment, very bad."

Pros: "Everyone is very very nice!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Luftansa gives up and goes out of business."

Pros: "The crew was so pleasant, the seats reclined extremely comfortably, the TV and movie selection was great, the food service was prompt and I never felt like I was bugging them if you asked for something extra (not that you needed to ask cause they made frequent multiple trips down the aisles)"

Cons: "Boarding at Frankfurt was a nightmare. All the economy class was pushing and shoving and cutting in front of other people. People were standing outside the line and putting their tickets on the entry system and the attendants were doing nothing to stop them or tell them to go to the end of the line. When left from Chicago to Frankfurt they seated you by rows and this was much more efficient. All flights should board by some system vs. just everyone trying to go at once."

Cons: "I thought lying while smiling went out of the airline business 20 years ago. Lufthansa rebooked my husband and I - telling us all would be well. That was the start of one of the worst travel days ever - running through airports; and culminating the end of an anniversary trip with my husband and I having to sit separately in center seats for 8.5 hours. Perhaps spoiled food or the lack of the pre-ordered gluten-free meals left one of us ill for the week since. Days of headaches with Lufthansa leading up to these two flights - online, on the phone and in person. We ended up on a full United flight with some of the most humorless in-flight staff ever."

Cons: "It took over three hours for them to unload our baggage. Completely unacceptable. Terrible coordination and planning with the Dulles baggage handlers."

Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "My suitcase did not arrive with me at Dulles. It should come today."

Pros: "it was nice trip from Lufthansa. only the issue was with the space between the seats in the economy class but rest was fine"

Cons: "crowded plane unfrindly staff no choice of meals long wait on board"

Cons: "Very tight connection and a long distance between gates. Advising customers of this in advance would be helpful."

Pros: "Watching movies. The plane model seems to be a bit larger. First time when I saw stairs to the second floor. It felt more spacious. I really enjoyed that."
Cons: "Nothing to complain. Thank you for providing great experience :)"

Cons: "Second baggage charges"

Pros: "I've just started using Lufthansa because I've been happy with all aspects of the trip -- on-time departure, pleasure staff onboard, and good food."

Cons: "Wish I had more time to shop Duty Free/Munich."

Cons: "Waited for 5 hours, and then rerouted to Houston"

Cons: "On our return flight from Munich to IAD the airline apparently switched the plane hours before departure. We did not receive notice of this and when we went to board we received new boarding passes. I was traveling with someone and so this reassignment meant not only that we were separated by that we were moved from an Aisle and a window seat together to both of us in middle seats. I understand that this change was out of ground crew control and so we waited to speak with agents about seeing if we could be seated together. While we waited patiently and were told that the only two seats together were both middle seats, the women who were waiting behind us and who were in the same situation as us (but much nor agitated and loud about the complaint) received upgrades to economy plus and were placed in an aisle seat. We were very disappointed with how this was handled and both of us being tall were very uncomfortable on the long flight."

Pros: "Lufthansa is a superior airline with friendly, helpful staff. It is always enjoyable to fly with them!"

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